Monday, 10 November 2014

Going natural with Yes To

A photo of Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes cleanser, moisturiser and face wipes

A photo of Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes cleanser, moisturiser and face wipes
 
A photo of Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes cleanser, moisturiser and face wipes
 
Yes To is a brand that I've seen a lot about but never tried out myself until recently. I had primarily heard of Yes To Carrots, but within the Yes To family there's also Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Blueberries and Grapefruit. As you might guess, each is tailored to a different skin type/concern.

I'm finding that I'm using more and more natural products of late, or natural/active hybrids as my skin seems to react so well to them, so I was keen to give Yes To a go. The brand is at the more affordable and accessible end of the spectrum and available from Boots. Now, this is completely personal preference, but a lot of people are very concerned about inci lists and exactly what they are putting onto their skin, so natural and organic ranges are becoming more and more popular. Yes To products have a minimum of 95% natural ingredients and are free from parabens, petroleum, SLS and phthalates. They are also cruelty free which is always a comfort.

I have been using the Yes To Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser* (£6.99) in the mornings, and it's a really nice, gel-like cleanser that gently cleans the skin without stripping it. The Yes To Tomatoes range is designed for combination/spot prone skin and even though I am at the more dry side of the spectrum, my skin loves this cleanser. Its super gentle and leaves my skin clean and soft, but without any tight feeling. It benefits from Lycopene (tomatoes), a well known powerful antioxidant that protects skin from the nasties that clog pores and cause spots, as well as fruit acids that control the skin's oil production. Where my skin has been pretty awful lately I've wanted to use very gentle yet effective products, and I've found this cleanser incredibly comforting on my angry skin.

In the evening I have been relying on the Yes To Carrots Intense Hydrating Night Cream* (£9.99). I've mentioned before that I mainly use oils in the evening instead of creams, but as the weather has got progressively colder and more miserable, I've needed to pile on the moisture a bit more. The infamous Yes To Carrots range focuses on dry skin, with an antioxidant in the form of Beta-Carotene (carrots) protecting the skin from free radicals. It also has shea butter and sweet almond oil in to add moisture and glow to the skin. It's a pretty thick cream, but it sinks in pretty quickly and the next morning my skin is much more moisturised. It's a really nice, no fuss night cream which delivers. Happy.

Lastly, I was also sent the Yes To Carrots Gentle Fragrance Free Cleasing Wipes* (£3.99) and while I am not a face wipe fan, these are not bad at all. As my eyes are sensitive, I only use them to remove makeup from the rest of my face before cleansing properly. They aren't anywhere near as drying as most other wipes I've tried, but obviously your face doesn't feel as soft and comfortable as it would after using a cleanser. Still, for when you're knackered or just can't be bothered to do things properly, these are a much better alternative to sleeping in your makeup!

I'm really interested to hear what you guys think about natural products. Have you tried anything from this Yes To and are there any other natural brands that you'd recommend? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts or send me a Tweet - @Lelore_.

Laura

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